Message from the Office of Economic Opportunity


We are pleased to welcome you to the Office of  Economic Opportunity's (OEO) website. As part of our mission here at the OEO, we work with the Philadelphia business community to build internal and external alliances with Minority ("MBE"), Women ("WBE") or Disabled ("DSBE") owned business enterprises (collectively "M/W/DSBEs), with the City of Philadelphia, and with private industries to help develop strong, mutually beneficial relationships that facilitate successful networking opportunities.

Online Registration

As of March 2010, the City of Philadelphia no longer offers a M/W/DSBE Certification Program. Minority, Women, and Disabled owned businesses that wish to participate in the City's program must be certified by another certifying agency. The City's registration program promotes and fosters the growth of   Minority, Women, and Disabled-owned businesses (M/W/DSBEs). Companies that register with OEO can benefit from the City's economic inclusion efforts.

 All firms applying for the Office of Economic Opportunity Registry of Certified Firms under Executive Order 3-12 as a Minority, Woman and/or Disabled Business Enterprise (M/W/DSBEs) must complete the M/W/DSBE Registry Application and submit it to the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) for the determination of eligibility.

 Registration is free. There is no fee to apply to the registry as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) or Disabled Business Enterprise (DSBE).

 Simple Registration Process

First, obtain certification from an OEO Recognized Certification Agency (view list in PDF format).

Secondly, apply for registration with OEO. If you have more than one certification, use the certification that certifies you for the longest period of time. (Example: Certificate that expires on August 12 next year and one that expires on December 31 next year, use the December 31 certification).

 All firms accessing this registration system must use a distinct and secure user account.

 If you have any questions or need help while completing the application please contact Alice Dungee by

E-mail at alice.dungee@phila.gov or call 215-683-2000.

 





 

OEO Highlights

OEO Highlights

NOTICE

OEO Registry Survey

Fiscal Year 2012 Contract Participation Report

Fiscal Year 2011 Contract Participation Report

Fiscal Year 2010 Contract Participation Report

Fiscal Year 2009 Contract Participation Report

Fiscal Year 2010 Non Profit Top 100 Report

City of Philadelphia Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Disparity Study

City of Philadelphia Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Disparity Study

City of Philadelphia Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Disparity Study

City of Philadelphia Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Disparity Study

Executive Order 15-11 Project Labor Agreements

Minority Contractor Training Program:  Expand Your Capacity to Build Your Business

OEO Advisory Board Meeting

OEO Advisory Board Members

Economic Opportunity Review Committee Meeting Hearing 3.11.13

Economic Opportunity Review Committee Meeting Hearing 12.12.12

Economic Opportunity Review Committee Meeting Hearing 9.12.12

Economic Opportunity Review Committee Meeting Hearing 5.14.12

Mayor's Advisory Commission on Construction Industry Diversity (MACCID)

Mayor's Advisory Commission on Construction Industry Diversity (MACCID) Members

Non Profit Forum on Supplier Diversity II - Making the Connection

Process for Completing an Economic Opportunity Plan (EOP)

EOP Portfolio

EOP Project Report Summary

List of EOPs

Upcoming Projects with EOPs

EOP Prototype - Sealed Bids

Biosolids Project Report as of April 2012

Census Bureau Reports Minority Business Ownership Increasing

Presidential Memorandum on the Interagency Task Force on Federal Contracting for Small Businesses

Inclusion Works City of Philadelphia Economic Opportunity Strategic Plan 

 Inclusion Works for All Philadelphians - Speech by   Mayor Michael A. Nutter

 





Office of Economic Opportunity Owners

Public and Private Industry

General Information

Links to Recognized Certifying Agencies:

 Other government certifying agencies